The drumbeat on the NHL trade market surrounding Claude Giroux and the Colorado Avalanche got just a bit louder as the Philadelphia Flyers scouts took in a Colorado Eagles game on Friday night. Head coach Mike Sullivan. Giroux, Jacob Chychrun, and Marc-Andre Fleury fill the top spots on TSN’s NHL trade bait list. Brad Marchand is appealing his six-game suspension for snapping on Tristan Jarry, and Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan indicated that Kasperi Kapanen and Evgeni Malkin would skate together again on Sunday.
First, Malkin is a game-time decision though everyone expects him to play.
Sullivan made his comments after the optional practice on Friday. For better and worse, Sulivan is going to jumpstart Kapanen’s season and what better center than Malkin?
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand appealed his six-game punishment for popping Jarry. He said the incident was suspension-worthy. Pittsburgh Penguins news.
I discussed and debated the incident, Malkin, Kapanen, and more with Jeff Hatthorn during my latest appearance on 93-7 the Fan to discuss all things Penguins.
And–Casey DeSmith submitted his second straight strong start on Thursday. What does that mean for GM Ron Hextall, the team, and the Penguins’ plans at the NHL trade deadline?
NHL Trade Bait, News & National Hockey Now:
Philly: Claude Giroux trade chatter is growing. Scouts descended upon the Colorado Eagles (Avalanche AHL affiliate) game Friday night, including the Philadelphia Flyers.
TSN: The annual NHL Trade bait list is up. Fleury, Giroux, and other big names made the board. No Penguins yet.
Boston: A dark horse team to watch–With Fleury and Giroux out there–both solve the NHL trade market needs for the Boston Bruins.
Vegas: Is a trade coming? Can they avoid trading core pieces to activate Jack Eichel? Here’s the full scoop on the cap crunch and the Vegas Golden Knights.
Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis will sit down with defenseman Mark Giordano to talk trade and where he wants to go…
ESPN: Team USA and Daniel Winnick beat Team Canada at the Olympics. Do you believe in Miracles?
Washington: You know how meticulous Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is with his conditioning. Alex Ovechkin drinks Dr. Pepper, eats subs, and trains? Sammi Silber got the weird scoop about from the captain of the Washington Capitals.
I must’ve drank 15 Dr. Peppers…
NYI: Stick a fork in the Isles. They’re about done. They lost (LOST!) to the Edmonton Oilers, and the hole for the New York Islanders gets deeper.